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Trump Rule -- Hot Chicks Required in Miss USA

11/12/2009 12:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Carrie Prejean just accused Donald Trump of personally weeding out the ugly chicks from the Miss USA pageant -- and for once ... she's not entirely off base.

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TMZ obtained an audio tape recorded during the pre-show screening portion of the 2009 pageant, in which Trump can clearly be heard exercising "The Trump Rule" -- which guarantees a certain number of "beautiful" women will advance in the contest.

On the tape, Trump explains that when he "bought" the Miss USA pageant, "the most beautiful people were never chosen. And I went nuts." So, according to the audio, Trump implemented "The Trump Rule" -- in which he and his staff of "professionals" would select "almost half" of the women who would automatically make it into the first round of the contest.


On the tape, Trump can be heard asking certain contestants who they thought deserved to rank amongst the most beautiful, insisting "You know when you do this to somebody you make an eternal friend."

Miss Pennsylvania chose Miss Kansas ... Miss Oregon chose Miss Texas .. and it sounds like Miss California herself, Carrie Prejean, chose Miss New York ... although we're told she ultimately went with Miss Hawaii. Miss Massachusetts and Miss Ohio were also chosen.

The selected women were asked to stand in line, separate from the rest of the bunch. When Miss Ohio was chosen, she got in the wrong line ... and had to be redirected to the "beautiful" people.

Trump insists that the exercise didn't matter ... that it was just for "fun" -- and that certain women had already been selected to advance.

But here's the best part -- while holding the attention of a room full of hot chicks, Trump decided to pimp out his son Eric, telling the girls, "he's very handsome ... he's 6 foot 6 ... and he was number one in his class in school."

Donald Trump -- wingman of the year.

TMZ spoke with Trump, who tells us "That's why Miss Universe and Miss USA get such good ratings ... and that is why Miss America is off the air."
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LongJohn69    

How can a man be fuller of himself than this dude and his posse of "beautiful people" pickers?

1617 days ago
17.

Dominick    

The Trump makes a good point, the hot chicks always seemed to be eliminated just to avoid stereotypes... But let me tell you this "Hot is Hot". The world loves the "Mild Mary-Janes" but beauty is beauty and we need to stop fooling ourselfs our generation loves plastic.

1617 days ago
18.

Carl    

How dare he insist beautiful women be the ones that advance in a beauty pageant!!!

1617 days ago
19.

Melanie    

It is a beauty contest not a mediocre contest. As a woman I believe that attractive women should work at Hooters not guys who want to sue. Flight attendents should be physcially fit and not obese. I do not want their fat bodies bumping into me. And beautiful women should be in beauty contests.

Prejean is beautiful but insane - observe those wild eyes giving it away.

1617 days ago
20.

Ooooo Noooo!    

"Trump Rule": Half the chicks have to be hot looking.
"Bill Clinton Rule": Half the chicks have to relate prior oral sex experience stories during the interview.
"Joe 'Girls Gone Wild!' Francis Rule": Half the chicks must have a secret sex tape.
"Miss California Rule": Half of the chicks must have breast implants.
(oYo)

1617 days ago
21.

Cali MJ Fan    

8. Trump? That's nothing compared to the way the gay mafia keeps beating up on that Carrie person.

Posted at 11:11AM on Nov 12th 2009 by Laughs

@Laughs

Gay mafia? That alone is laughable. Prejean gives anyone enough ammo to beat her up. Strike that-- Prejean beats herself off, errr up.

Couldn't pass that one up.

1617 days ago
22.

Mary    

Back in the day, there were some truly beautiful, talented, and intelligent university-educated young women who entered the pageants (defray the cost of their education) and, especially, the tasteful Miss America Pageant. The pageants (Miss USA) now owned by Trump have always attracted the least authentically beautiful, talented, and educated women, i.e. it has always been so-to-speak the stepsister of the two pagaents. It is no surprise there has been so much scandal surrounding his pageants the past couple of years and, especially, with the run-away-mentally disturbed-nut, Carrie Prejean. As it turned out, there was nothing authentic about her with the exception of her height. She had artifical boobs, dental work, contact lenses to change her eye coloring, and hair extensions. Worse of all is the fact she is absolutely devoid of any true social grace or sweetness, and has demonstrated that she has no self-integrity, i.e. a boldface LIAR.

1617 days ago
23.

PhillipP    

TMZ. When are you going to show us the video of her playing with her privates?

1617 days ago
24.

Your Face    

Trump & I have the same birthday...

1617 days ago
25.

yettawa    

For all his financial success, this guy is a complete idiot.

1617 days ago
26.

Mary    

Hello...the most BEAUTIFUL, talented, creative, socially adept, and intelligent women do not enter "beauty" pagaents and neither are they violated by their mothers and fathers as young children so as to be exposed to the voyeurism of modern day predators.

1617 days ago
27.

the a-hole    

Carrie Prejean shows her parts in videos of baby-making of with science! This science is important, SO DO NOT LAUGH!!!
SCIENCE IS BE!!!
Sperm is not needed but for electricity to an egg with no sperm.
IT'S NOT STIGATA!!
Miss America is be of science and experiments with an American video, DVD and a books for libraries and all to see! With friends and I point a discuss with this science and write THESE IMPORTANT NOTES!!! NOTES OF SCIENCE AND THE EXPERIMENTS OF CARRIE PREJEAN!!!
If laughing my friend mad-be and me too, and we point we yell!!
YOU BETTER KNOW!!
THAT'S A REGATA!!!
Donald Trump KNOWS OF SCIENCE AND WILL FUND IT, and support with HIS PHILANTHROPY!! He helps with a Miss America Pageant and they are science-be with books and DVDs and videos with science. It is the work of Donald Trump and Carrie Prejean and of be the Science of Baby-Makin, and for America!!
IT'S CHEETAH CHIBATA !!

1617 days ago
28.

whatever    

I agree with the others, that we are talking about a BEAUTY Pageant...so where is the news? It's not like he's looking for a contestant for Jeopardy.

1617 days ago
29.

Information Trafficker    

Anyone who attempts to refute the notion that a BEAUTY pageant isn't about beauty needs to get their heads examined.

What is up with tpeople today? Why do the masses promote mediocrity over the intended purpose of events such as these.

Preporn needs to STHU. And Trump should stick to his guns.

Not everyone is cut out to be Miss USA. If you don't make the cut, then be prepared to get cut. Simple.

1617 days ago
30.

Anita    

Trump has a point.

It's the same with some actresses/entertainers who are mediocre, fat, plain, or all of the above.
But a certain segment of the American public loves them because they are just like themselves.
And they tear the beautiful ones to pieces because those girls make them uncomfortable.

But most of us expect beauty contest winners to be a cut above the rest in looks - and if it turns out they also have brains, so much the better.

1617 days ago
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